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Lawrence Osborne

3.44 of 5 Votes: 1
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The Ballad of a Small Player (2014)
3.13 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: I received this book through the goodreads firstreads program. I'll admit, it's not really the type of book I generally read. I'm not a fan of foreign settings/cultures, as I find it harder to identify with them. For this reason I had difficulty following in a few instances,...
The Forgiven (2012)
3.66 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: There is an ever present sense of menace throughout this story of a hedonistic weekend in a renovated Moroccan ksour and I must admit that at times I thought, if it comes these people deserve everything they get. Without giving too much away the car journey of Henniger and Abdel...
Bangkok Days (2009)
3.21 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: Readers of this book should take note of these words in chapter 4: "...memoirs are rarely empirical in nature. They are statements of purpose, descriptions of life as the writer WOULD LIKE IT TO BE." (His emphasis) "...but the faultless memoir doesn't exist---indeed, it's a lame,...
The Wet and the Dry: Ventures into Worlds Where Alcohol Is Embraced...or Forbidden (2013)
3.28 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: This was intelligently written and worthwhile, but I found it disappointing. I enjoyed the journey around the Middle East, but I wanted more analysis, history and reflection. I would have liked more conversations with drinkers and non drinkers. The most interesting part of the b...
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